Information Minister Confirms Regime’s Intention to Regulate Internet 18:10, 31/01/2007
Belarus plans to study the international experience on issues of regulating Internet at lawmaking level. It was stated by Information Minister of Belarus Uladzimir Rusakevich. As said by the official, the decision to regulate mass media on the web was taken not in Belarus only, but in many other countries as well.
As Telegraf informs with a reference to BelTA, such a decision of the Belarusian side has been stated by the minister at an opening ceremony of III International specialized exhibition “Health is the mode” Week opened in Minsk.
As said by Uladzimir Rusakevich, because of extensive development of the Internet, Information minister plans some amendments to the Law on press.
“We are not planning to interfere with the work of Internet, but we think it is out duty to study activities in this sphere of state agencies in other countries, and to amend the law on press correspondingly,” Uladzimir Rusakevich said.
On January 31 at a final session of ideology department of Hrodna regional executive committee, first deputy head of the main ideology department of the Department of Presidential Affairs Alyaksandr Slabadchuk stated that without mass media it would be impossible to carry out ideology work effectively.
To his mind, they help the state to develop its priority areas of activities.